Monday, October 21, 2013
Iowa Wesleyan College has been ranked the top college in the country for its institutional commitment to service.
The Washington Monthly, a publication covering politics, government, culture and the media, ranked 350 colleges offering bachelor’s degrees for their contributions to the public good. Iowa Wesleyan ranked first overall in institutional commitment to service. The College also ranked 22nd nationally in the category of community service participation and hours served.
“Iowa Wesleyan helped pioneer the service learning movement nearly 45 years ago. It is gratifying to know that what Wesleyan once pioneered has matured into a model for the nation,” said Iowa Wesleyan College President Dr. Steven Titus. “This is a wonderful testament to the character of the Wesleyan community and to its commitment to serving the neighbor. We proudly accept this fabulous recognition.”
For over 40 years, all Iowa Wesleyan students have been participating in service-learning and civic engagement. More recently, service-learning has been integrated into the curriculum, increasing the variety and impact of service-learning projects each student is involved in while linking service with academic preparation.